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Dr. Ali Arnold's Best Advice for Getting Gymnast's Over Mental Blocks and Managing Fear

There are a handful of universally frustrating things in gymnastics that make gymnasts, parents, and coaches equally stressed out. One of them is mental blocks on skills, or trying to help gymnasts take control of their fears. Dr. Alison…
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Danusia Francis Shares Her Advice for NCAA and Elite Gymnastics Success

I was really fortunate to meet Danusia Francis last year when speaking at GymCon with Miss Val and Nick Ruddock. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Danusia, she competed for Great Britain as an international elite, spent 4 years with…

Jessica O'Beirne of GymCastic and I Have an Epic Gymnastics Conversation

Over the last month, I have been working like crazy to get some awesome guests interviewed for The SHIFT Show. Recently, I sat down with  Jessica O'Beirne, who started the internationally famous GymCastic Podcast, to have quite a monster…

Boost Gymnastics Core Strength with These 3 "Must Do" Things

A strong, stable core is one of the absolute "must haves" in gymnastics. One reason is performance-based, as different events and the skills within those events require massive amounts of core strength.  Creating "stiffness" in body shapes…